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Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Movie Poster Image
age 8+
The best of the original series, but the most intense, too.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1980)
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WALL-E Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Brainy, charming, eco-friendly animated adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury Book Poster Image
age 16+
Tribute collection will please Bradbury fans, new readers.
By Sam Weller, Mort Castle
(2012)
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Ungifted Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Wacky mayhem fills tale of troublemaker in genius academy.
By Gordon Korman
(2012)
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Joshua Dread Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Hilarious saga of middle-schooler with supervillain parents.
By Lee Bacon
(2012)
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The Whatnot Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Half-faery siblings face cosmic battle in exciting sequel.
By Stefan Bachmann
(2013)
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Poem Depot: Aisles of Smiles Book Poster Image
age 9+
Short, funny poems a sure bet to delight kids.
By Douglas Florian
(2014)
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Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Game Poster Image
age 11+
Great strategy game builds alien worlds; some safety issues.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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Space Case: Moon Base Alpha, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Whip-smart space whodunit touts research, brains over brawn.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2014)
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Super Wings TV Poster Image
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age 3+
Friendly planes' world travels teach kids multiculturalism.
Network: Universal Kids
(2015)
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The Robot Factory by Tinybop App Poster Image
age 6+
Stellar sandbox tool drives kids to improve designs.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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Grow Home Game Poster Image
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age 6+
Charming outing with robots tending intergalactic plants.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
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Technobabylon Game Poster Image
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age 18+
Dark cyberthriller poses serious moral questions.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
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LBX: Little Battlers eXperience Game Poster Image
age 10+
Pocket-size bots pack a powerful, and personal, punch.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
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Endless Wordplay App Poster Image
age 4+
Stellar phonics and word construction fun for a hefty price.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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Mega Man Legacy Collection Game Poster Image
age 8+
Collection of challenging classic games is fun for everyone.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
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Halo 5: Guardians Game Poster Image
age 13+
Violent, addictive sci-fi shooter remains very engaging.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2015)
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Little Robot Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Sweet, surprising story of friendship and courage.
By Ben Hatke
(2015)
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Wonder for Dash and Dot Robots App Poster Image
age 9+
Cute robots + simple coding with option to save programs.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2015)
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Star Wars: The Old Republic - Knights of the Fallen Empire Game Poster Image
age 13+
Game expansion with sci-fi violence has great storytelling.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
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